Weight Control

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

There is no place left in the US where the majority of people are slim. Every state has an obesity rate of more than 20% of the population. In nineteen states, making up almost 40% of the US population, 30% to 35% of the states’ residents are obese. In three states, Arkansas, Mississippi and West … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

For most people both stress and sadness triggers emotional eating. People in a negative emotional state tend to crave sweets more than those in a positive frame of mind. Research by Cornell University food scientists found that a person’s emotional state can influence the taste of food and drive the acceptability of foods. When you are … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Over half of Americans want to lose weight making fad weight loss diets very enticing to try. Fad diets do work. As a matter of fact, all diets work. Fad diets, however, are like a patch on a leaking tire. The patch lasts for a while and then gives way. Fad diets also last for … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

As part of the Affordable Care Act, chain restaurants with more than 20 locations will soon be required to post calorie information for menu items. Many already do this. There is an ongoing debate over whether this information is used by customers and if they actually buy foods with fewer calories? A study surveyed customers after … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

It takes knowledge, motivation, action and time to create change. If you want to lose weight cut yourself some slack. It won’t happen overnight, but every small step you take in the right direction will help you become a trimmer, healthier you. A small success is better than a big failure. When you mention the … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Most weight lose diets make promises that are simply too good to be true. So, how do you recognize a diet that will help you effectively lose weight and keep it off? Steer clear of a diet that: Promises a quick weight loss or a promise you will lose many pounds in one week. Even … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

The typical American adult spends 3 to 5 hours a day watching TV. Each hour of TV averages about 12 minutes of commercials. Researchers had men step in place at a moderate pace during the commercials. The men burned 150 calories, more than double the amount of calories they would have used sitting and watching TV. … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

20% of Americans are meeting the federal government’s physical activity recommendation for both aerobic and muscle strengthening activities. 50% are meeting the aerobic activity guidelines – walking, jogging, bike riding – and 30% are involved in strength training activities each week. As a nation we are heading in the right direction. … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

A half-cup of spinach dip plus 20 chips comes in close to 500 calories. Swap for salsa and chips and cut the calories to 200. Order raw vegetables and lowfat ranch dip and you cut the calories in half again. … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Chicken fajitas served with stir-fried veggies and 3 soft tortillas plus a quarter cup each of salsa, sour cream and guacamole adds up to about 950 calories. Ask the wait person for one extra tortilla. The meal now goes over 1,000 calories, but here is the catch, split with a friend and your meal comes … Read More